Ways of enhancing further Moroccan-American intelligence were reviewed Monday in Rabat at a meeting held between Abdellatif Hammouchi, Head of national police & domestic intelligence agency and Avril Haines, Director of U.S. National Intelligence.
Talks also covered regional security situation, the threats facing some countries of the world, the dangers posed by the links between terror organizations and organized crime networks, including cybercrime and transnational crimes, said a statement issued by national police.
The two officials discussed cooperation prospects between Moroccan and U.S. security and intelligence services for the preservation of security and peace at regional and international levels, added the statement.
The meeting comes after the high-level bilateral talks Mr. Hammouchi had with the U.S. official on the sidelines of the working visit he paid to the United States on June 13-14.
It shows the strong partnership existing Morocco and the U.S. in the field of security & intelligence, besides the convergence of views on strategic issues of common interest.
Mrs. Haines is the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community. During the Obama administration, she served as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor from 2015-2017. From 2013-2015, Haines was the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Her mission is to lead the IC in intelligence integration, forging a community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. That means synchronizing collection, analysis and counterintelligence to enable national policymakers receive timely and accurate analysis so that they can make educated decisions.